The Perse School

Ascent Group

Our largest outdoor pursuits club for pupils in Years 7 to 10

Number of members 150
Age group Years 7-10
Structure There are four sections – Earth, Air, Fire and Water  – each made up of four single sex patrols. Each section is run by a Year 10 mixed patrol known as the 'Bears'. The group overall is led by five Year 10 students, known as ‘Stags’, who run all camps.
Skills developed The group inherited its purpose from the scouting movement and as such we conduct a wide range of similar activities, including campcraft, trekking, navigation, cooking and pioneering.
Meetings Weekly meetings are held each Friday during term time between 5.30 and 8.30pm. The activities run in these sessions vary a great deal, but are all outdoor themed and are usually focused on training for camps, or on personal outdoor development.
Trips Ascent Group undertakes two main UK expeditions each year: a winter camp in October (usually in Kent)  and a summer camp in August, where students can put into practice their campcraft, cooking, climbing, canoeing, bushcraft and pioneering skills.



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